Meet the Rat Terrier, a small to medium-sized, intelligent, and active breed.
Rat Terriers originated in the USA, developed for their ratting skills and companionship.
They are compact, muscular, and come in two size varieties.
Known for their intelligence and energy, they excel in various dog sports.
Their coat is short and smooth, with varied colors and patterns.
They are loyal, loving, and get along well with families and other pets.
With their intelligence, they respond well to positive training methods.
They require regular exercise to manage their high energy levels.
Generally healthy, they may be prone to certain genetic conditions.
Their short coat requires minimal grooming, with occasional baths.
Early socialization is crucial to develop their friendly and adaptable nature.
They adapt well to various living situations, provided they get enough exercise.
They have a lifespan of 12-18 years and come in miniature and standard sizes.
They make excellent family pets due to their loyalty and playful nature.